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C1910 American Bowie Knife By LF&C (Landers, Frary & Clark) With Stag Horn Grips & Leather Scabbard. Sn 10926 - 10926
Landers, Frary & Clark (LFC) was a housewares company based in New Britain, Connecticut USA. The Company also produced quality Bowie knives and during WW1 manufactured Trench Fighting knives for American Forces. The firm operated from 1865 until its assets were sold to the General Electric company in 1965. This excellent Bowie by LFC is typical of the American manufacturer's high quality work and is typical of their knives produced C1910 (The Bowie & Scabbard are similar to illustrations in a 1910-1920 catalogue of an LFC American retailer Thomson Diggs Co). It has a clean 7" single edged Bowie blade, German Silver cross guard and Stag horn scales secured by 4 brass rivets. The blade is marked at the ricasso by the retailer 'LF&C' (Landers, Frary & Clark). It measures 11 3/4" overall and is complete with its original brown leather scabbard. The scabbard has a belt loop and all leather and stitching are intact. The rear of the scabbard has contemporary hand written ink lettering ‘Maker Landers Frary + Clarke’. Price for this excellent American Bowie includes UK delivery. Sn 10926
£425.00

Near Mint, Original French Comercial 3rd Pattern Commando Fairbairn Sykes FS Fighting Knife & Scabbard. Sn. ED 2360 - ED 2360
A near mint original French commercial 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife or dagger. The 3rd pattern knife was introduced in 1942 and issue of the knives to Commandos continued into the modern era (see page 204of The Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife & Other Commando Knives by Flook regarding Post War FS knives). This Post War example has an undamaged ribbed black alloy handle with original paint and a clean undamaged blade. The blade has a polished finish. The polished finished crossguard is stamped LE COMMANDO INOX over MARQUE & MODELE DEPOSES over SUPER-NOGENT. It is complete with original brown leather scabbard with external blackened brass chape and single belt loop with press stud leather retaining strap. There is a steel belt clip riveted with two rivets to the rear of the scabbard. The chape still retains the leather knot. Price includes UK delivery. Sn. ED 2360
£395.00

WW2 Private Purchase F.S. Style Fighting Knife/Dagger & Scabbard by Taylors Eye Witness. ED 2363 - ED 2363
A WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger and scabbard by Taylor's Eye Witness. This knife was a private purchase during WW2 (see page 179 item 12.1 in 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook). The pommel and crossguard are brass. It has a leather ring grip which is in good condition. The brass crossguard is oval. The blade measures 6 1/4", 11 1/4" overall. The polished blade is FS style and is etched on one side with "Taylor' Witness Sheffield England" with an image of an eye. The scabbard is dark brown leather and is stitched and riveted with 6 rivets. The scabbard has a belt loop. On the reverse it has a hand stitched field repair. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2363
£245.00

WW2 Private Purchase F.S. Style Fighting Knife/Dagger & Scabbard by Southern & Richardson. ED 2362 - ED 2362
A WW2 private purchase F.S. style fighting knife/dagger and scabbard by Southern & Richardson of Sheffield. This knife was a private purchase during WW2 (see page 179 item 12.2 in 'The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and Other Commando Knives' book by Ron Flook). The pommel and crossguard are brass. It has a leather ring grip which is in good condition. The brass crossguard is oval. The blade measures 6 1/4", 10 3/4" overall. The polished blade is FS style and is etched on one side with "Southern & Richardson Sheffield England". The scabbard is dark brown leather and is stitched and riveted with 7 rivets. The scabbard has a belt loop. On the reverse is "F" handwritten in black ink. The price includes UK delivery. ED 2362
£245.00

RARE, WW1 Austro Hungarian Trench Fighting Knife By Joachim Winternitz, Steyr, Austria & Scabbard. Sn 10846 - 10846
An original Austro Hungarian WW1 Fighting/Trench Knife & Scabbard. The knife has a single edge 8 1/2" steel blade with an overall length of 13". The blade is in very good condition. The ricasso has the 'archer' mark of the rare manufacturer 'Joachim Winternitz, Independent bayonet maker in Steyr, Austria'. The smooth wooden grips are secured with rivets. The scabbard is metal, retains it's original green finish and has integral fixed belt rings at the rear of the throat. This is a very good condition, rare trench knife and scabbard. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10846
£345.00

Original C1960's Hand Made Push Dagger By J.E. Middleton & Sons, Sheffield With Polished Horn Handle. Sn 10849 - 10849
This is an original hand made and Push Dagger by J.E. Middleton & Sons. The steel double edged spearpoint blade with medial ridge is 4" in length and measures 6 1/4" overall. The ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'J.E. Middleton & Sons Rockingham Street, Sheffield'. It has it's original polished horn palm grip which allows the dagger to be securely held. The dagger is complete with it's brown leather open top sheath. EXPORT ONLY. Sn 10849
£395.00

WW1 Era German Trench Dagger / Fighting Knife, Blade Marked Garantiert Stahl With Stag Horn Handle With German Silver Pommel Cap Unit Marked 'A3'. Sn 10679 - 10679
This is an original WW1 Era German Trench Dagger. It has a Stag Horn handle with German Silver pommel cap which is hand etched with unit mark 'A3'. It also has a German Silver ferrule. The knife has a 4" single edged blade nicely marked 'Garantiert Stahl'. The point of the blade has a small nick. It measures 8 1/2" overall. The dagger is complete with original brown leather sheath with German Silver throat mount. The leather tip of the scabbard is frayed. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 10679
£195.00

WW1/WW2 Imperial German Army Taschenmesser Trench Dagger/ Utility Clasp Lock knife By Mercator, DRGM Marked. Sn 9770 - 9770
Taschenmesser Clasp Lock knives were popular amongst Imperial German troops during WW1 due to their locking blade and which allowed them to used as a fighting knife and the folding utility tools. Many saw service throughout both World Wars. (see page 33 item 123 of Stephen's book 'Fighting Knives'. This example is in excellent original condition. The knife is blackened throughout and it's 4" single edged blade locks in place securely. The thumb operated locking bar works perfectly. The ricasso of the blade is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'MERCATOR' and the reverse crisply marked 'Solingen'. The 2 additional folding tools (illustrated) fold securely into the steel handle. The back of the handle is crisply marked 'MERCATOR DRGM'. The butt of the handle is fitted with steel lanyard ring. Price for this rare Taschenmesser Clasp Lock Knife includes UK delivery. Sn 9770
£395.00

Post 1900, Large Folding Pen Knife With German Silver & Mother Of Pearl Scales Engraved With Cyrillic/ Hebrew Script By Walker & Hall Sheffield. Sn 10789 - 10789
The Sheffield based Cutler George Walker is recorded as operating as a 'knife forger' in 1845. In 1853 the firm was joined by Henry Hall of Worcester and became 'Walker & Hall' based at the Elecro Works in Howard Street, Sheffield. Walker & Hall are believed to have been the biggest employer in the cutlery trade prior to WW1 (see page 284 of The Sheffield Knife Book by Tweedale). This is an excellent folding pen knife by Walker and Hall made post 1900. It has a clean 4 1/2" single edged folding blade and measures 9 3/4" when open. The blade is marked by the manufacturer 'Walker & Hall Sheffield'. It has German Silver scales inset with attractive undamaged Mother Of Pearl sections which are engraved on one side with Cyrillic/ Hebrew Script which is worthy of further research. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10789
£295.00

ROYAL CONNECTION, Quality, Post 1900, British Horseman's / Sportsman's Folding Lock Knife By Butler & Co Sheffield With Removeable Rein Studs Engraved To Sir Dudley Forwood Bt (SOLE EQUERRY TO THE DUKE OF WINDSOR 1937 AFTER HIS ABDICATION). Sn 10786 - 10786
Sir Dudley Forwood, 3rd Bt (Baronet), was sole equerry to the Duke of Windsor, the former King Edward VIII, after his abdication in December 1936 to facilitate his marriage to the American divorcee Wallis Simpson. The King's abdication caused a National scandal. Sir Dudley served as sole equerry to the Duke from 1937 until the outbreak of WW2 in 1939. Sir Dudley first met the Duke, then Prince of Wales, in 1934 in Austria at the Grand Hotel, Kitzbuhel, where the Prince and Wallis Simpson were taking a skiing holiday. At the time Forwood was an honorary attache at the British Legation in Vienna, under Sir Walford Selby. This is an excellent original, British made Horseman's / Sportsmans Folding Knife engraved to Sir Dudley Forwood. It has a large blade (3 1/4") which locks in place with release catch at the spine, 2 small blades (2" each, one marked 'tin opener' with thumb spur), hook, corkscrew, swivel tool and gouge/ stone remover. It also has its two rein repairing bolts fitted to the side. The blades are stamped by the Sheffield manufacturer 'G. Butler & Co' with 'key' trademark and the hook is marked 'Sheffield Arts'. It has German Silver scales, screwdriver end and lanyard ring. One scale is nicely engraved 'Sir Dudley Forwood BT, 24 Hans Crescent S.W. (London)'. Price for this quality knife with Royal connections worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 10786
£695.00
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